Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) seeds, organic

$3.95$44.10

Family:  Mallow (Malvaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 7

Herbaceous perennial native to Europe, flowering to 4 feet tall.  The root is a nutritious food.  Traditional usage (TWM): digestive, immune stimulant, ulcers.  Plant prefers moist garden soil in the full sun or part shade. The plant likes regular watering and makes a lot of biomass, both above the ground and below. Sow in spring by scarifying seed on medium grit sandpaper, strewing on surface, barely covering with soil, tamping securely, and keeping evenly moist and warm until germination, which occurs in 1 to 2 weeks.  Work seedlings up in pots or sow directly in garden.   Thin or transplant to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~300 seeds
5 g contains ~1,500 seeds
10 g contains ~3,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Adam Binder

    Excellent

    Adam Binder

    The seeds germinated earlier than the package stated.

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  2. Deanna Deason

    Beautiful

    Deanna Deason

    Love that the bees love it, doing good for the environment

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    Gale Webber

    Are all seeds from the US? I would like to know the origin of the seeds.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Gale,
      The marshmallow seeds and all the common organically certified medicinal herb seeds you’ll find here are grown at Strictly Medicinal Seeds in Southern Oregon, USA.
      Richo

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  4. Question

    Christine

    If I order marshmallow seeds in March and then put them in moist peat Moss in the refrigerator for 4 weeks and plant in Late April in hot the San Joaquin Valley, Ca, will they do okay? Should I plant them in AM sunshine, PM partial shady area?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Christine, you don’t have to do this. just scarify on sandpaper and sow in warm conditions–marshmallow doesn’t need cold to germ. now is a fine time to plant. r

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    • Varina

      I live in Colorado in zone 6b. Can I go ahead and plant these seeds now or is it too late in the season?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi varina, it is good to get started on perennials–the sooner you start the sooner and better they size up. marshmallow planted now won’t get big until this time next year. richo

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    Nancy Gerchak

    Are the leaves and flowers edible on the Marshmallow plant? How would you prepare the root for food? Also, are the roots of the High Mallow plant edible or useful?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Nancy,
      The leaves and flowers of marshmallow and high mallow are edible. The root may be sliced thinly and stir-fried.
      Richo

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    • Maria Serpa

      Do you ship to Canada?
      Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Maria. We do ship seeds to Canada. Here’s a link to the shipping policy from our homepage https://strictlymedicinalseeds.com/shipping-info/
      richo

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    • Alex

      How long should I expect it to take to grow roots large enough to harvest and dry for tea?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Alex,
      Not long. I have very recent experience with this as I dug a huge root that was no more than 6 months old–weighed a couple of pounds fresh–you could probably grow one to harvestable size in 3 months during the summer. Richo

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    • Antonio (verified owner)

      Can you eat the marshmallow root raw? Can you eat the leafs of the marshmallow plant? Can you eat the marshmallow leaf raw or cooked?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi antonio, i eat marshmallow root raw all the time. you can also cook it. this plant saved many irish from famine during the potato famine. the leaves are not so pleasant taken raw–they are fuzzy–you want to dry them and make the tea according to directions in “making plant medicine” Richo

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    • Raaya (verified owner)

      I live in zone 8b (Whidbey Island WA), do you reckon I can successfully grow it here?
      Is it deer resistant or should I fence it from our hungry deer neighbors?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hello Raaya, Marshmallow does grow on Whidby Island and deer are quite attracted to it. Richo

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    • Adam (verified owner)

      If I grow the marshmallow in a big pot will the roots get large enough to harvest or is it best in ground? If I were to plant it in the ground would it spread like a weed?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Adam,
      The marshmallow is best grown in a pot until it is big enough to transplant to garden. Then it should be set to the garden to enlarge its root. It does not spread.
      Richo

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    • Stephanie (verified owner)

      Can you harvest the leaves in the first year of growth?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Stephanie, Yes, this is quite acceptable and effective. r

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